Jaya Ballard is a Task Mage - a maverick wizard who works as a hired gun. Jaya Ballard does one thing – burn stuff!

Jaya travels around Terisiare lending a flame to those who will pay. She and fellow adventurer Jodah get tangled up in conflicts between Kjeldor, Balduvia, and Tresserhorn, and walk away with an ominous trophy - the magical rings of the necromancer Lim-Dul - still adorning his severed hand! But one of the rings took hold of her mind and bent her to the will of an ancient mage of great power, Mairsil.

In order to save Jaya from Mairsil, Jodah shatters his magic mirror on Mairsil/Jaya’s face. Jodah’s mirror was enchanted by Freyalise, the powerful Planeswalker who ended the Ice Age. When it hit Jaya, the magic mirror broke and released its power, and Jaya’s dormant spark ignited and she became a Planeswalker.

"Some have said there is no subtlety to destruction. You know what? They're dead." -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Inferno)

"Just the thing for those pesky water mages." -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Pyroblast)

"Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire." -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Sizzle)

"I strive for elegance and speed in my work." -Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Flare)

"GOTCHA!" -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Burnout)

"Who needs the sun when you've got me around?" -Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Melting)

"Anybody want some ... toast?" -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Pyrokinesis)

"That's a lotta nuggets." -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Chicken Egg)

"The only 'art' these beasts possess is the art of noise" -Jaya Ballard (Gorilla War Cry)

"Now there's something you don't see every day." -Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Wall of Lava)

"All my spells smell like burnt hair lately." -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Simian Spirit Guide)

"Eenie, meenie, minie, moe ... oh, why not all of them?" -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Meteor Shower)

"Oh, no -not you again?" -Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Gorilla Chieftain)

"Overkill? This isn't a game of Kick-the-Ouphe!" -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Lava Burst)

"Leaves more room for the big ones to fight in, you know." -Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Pyroclasm)

"And I say north is where I want it to be" -Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Mystic Compass)

"Walls? What walls?" -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Word of Blasting)

"If you'd been there, you would've run from that deer, too!" -Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Panic)

"Once great literature -now great litter." -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Browse)

"Frankly, destruction is best left to professionals." -Jaya Ballard, Task Mage (Gorilla Shaman)

"Yes, I think 'toast' is an appropriate description." -Jaya Ballard, task mage (Incinerate)

Jaya Ballard, Task Mage